Goose Insurance Services launched the cover in partnership with Lloyd’s of London and MSH INTERNATIONAL (Canada). For $99 annually, Canadians will be protected with up to $500,000 of coverage for pandemic-related emergency medical treatment while travelling.
What’s more, the policy covers customers when they travel 200km or more outside of their principal residence within their home country or anywhere in the world. Policyholders can travel for an unlimited number of trips that are 30 days or less during a one-year period, and extend the trip length to 180 days, perfect for Canadian snowbirds. The policy is valid for anyone under 75 years old and as long as the destination doesn’t have a war or terrorism travel advisory.
Convenient cover for Canadians who want to travel
“We introduced this product after receiving many requests for such coverage from our customers who either wanted or needed to travel within Canada or internationally,” said Dejan Mirkovic, President of Goose. “We at Goose Insurance are committed to meeting the needs of our customers and enable them to purchase coverage in a simple, fast, and convenient way. Canadians can now buy Pandemic Insurance in less than 60 seconds on their smartphone through the Goose Insurance Super-App.”
It is critical to ensure Canadian’s have adequate coverage as hospitalisation costs can be very expensive in many parts of the world, especially for treatment of Covid-19. “Goose is a leader in modernising and simplifying insurance for Canadians,” said Guillaume Deybach, COO of MSH Americas. “We are thrilled to be working with such an innovative team and offer best-in-class coverage through a mobile app.”
Underlying travel insurance for emergency medical treatments
Goose also offers underlying travel medical insurance from $4 per day. The policy covers up to $10 million for emergency medical treatments and emergency medical evacuation and offers coverage for unstable pre-existing medical conditions for all Canadian travellers under the age of 59 who are travelling 35 days or less. Both the pandemic and underlying travel insurance policies can be purchased in less than a minute on smartphones.
Covid-19 has affected the Canadian travel insurance sector significantly, altering the travel habits of so-called ‘snowbirds’. This has resulted in Canadian airlines offering Covid-19 cover, and Goose travel insurance being the latest insurer in Canada to add Covid-19 to its cover.